We asked some of our favorite bloggers what they see in the near future for interiors, graphic design, travel, and more.
Affordable Travel: “We predict budget travel with a focus on design will become even more sexy—see Mama Shelter in Paris [pictured here], the Freehand in Miami, and Hotel Daniel in Vienna.” —Anna Peuckert and Søren Jepsen of 12hrs.net
Back to Black: “Lots of black-on-black in mixed textures and finishes. People aren’t afraid of black walls and floors like they used to be.” —Anna Dorfman of doorsixteen.com
'80s Retro: “I think we will be going back to the ’80s, with lots of geometric shapes, inspiration from Mondrian and the Memphis group, mirror walls, and granny-style houseplants.” —Emma Fexeus of emmasblogg.se
Abstract Forms: “For graphic design, we’ll continue to see the growth of collage-based work featuring found imagery, abstract shapes, and expressive typography. Bold, linear, and geometric forms will gain popularity. However the ’80s mysticism that’s often attached will start to peak.” —Dave Cuzner of grainedit.com
Pictured here is a Summer Bag by Mogollon.
Art Deco: "I think the geometries of Art Deco are going to come back in a big, big way. Art Deco pieces often have simple lines, but they’re also glitzy and overdone without being gaudy, and that sort of clean complexity can play really well with modern and contemporary designs.” —Daniel Kanter of manhattan-nest.com
Pictured here are Gem lights by Tom Dixon.
Artful Covers: “Trends I foresee in book jackets (all I’m qualified to comment on): A return to the sexy ’70s, less handwriting and naïve illustration, more color photography.” —Peter Mendelsund of jacketmechanical.blogspot.com
Bold Hues: “Pantone named emerald the Color of the Year for 2013, but we’ve been seeing all shades of green, ranging from grass to olive to mint. This coming year, expect lots of different punchy blues and yellows.” —Florence Deau of flodeau.com